My Favorite Winter Warmer : Roasted Pumpkin And Carrot Soup
Don’t worry guys, my blog is not turning into a cooking show!
As some of you really liked my Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls (thank you for your pictures!) I thought I would share another recipe I like to make on these dark winter nights.
It’s so cold and (snowy) as I’m typing these words… I don’t think there is anything better than a bowl of homemade soup on a freezing January evening!
The recipe I’m about to share is absolutely bursting with flavours. It’s very nutritious and packed with flu-fighting superfoods like garlic, coconut oil and fresh ginger. It’s perfect for a quick lunch or as a starter. You can prepare it ahead of time and freeze it so you always have something healthy and comforting whenever you have busy days (or feel too lazy to cook!).
You will need:
7 large carrots
500gr of pumpkin, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks
2 brown onions
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of turmeric
pink himalayan salt and black pepper to taste
1,5L of vegetable stock
a bunch of coriander
2 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger
coconut cream to serve
First of all you need to roast the veggies. I know it’s a pain in the butt timewise but it really does intensify the flavours and is worth the effort! Toss them with the coconut oil and turmeric and place them on a baking sheet. Roast them at 200°C for 25 minutes (or until tender).
Once your veggies are roasted add them to a sauce pan and cover them with the vegetable stock, coriander and grated ginger. Let everything simmer for another 10 minutes then blend your mixture to your desired consistency. At this stage I add half a can of coconut cream to make it really thick and yummy!
Season with pink Himalayan salt and black pepper, add some freshly chopped coriander and roasted pumpkin seeds on top and voilà! A simple yet delicious meal that will give you a boost of vitamins!
As always let me know if you try it! And if you have some yummy comforting recipes don’t hesitate to give me a shout!
See you on Sunday… :-)